FR. PAT TONRY NAMED MISSION SPIRITUAL DIRECTOR
Provincial Stephen Glodek announces the appointment of Fr. Pat Tonry (Eldersburg, Md.) as spiritual director for the Marianist Mission in Dayton effective July 1, 2006. In this role, Fr. Pat will ensure Marianist values are reflected as the Mission explores new ways to expand its reach and relevancy to supporters.
Fr. Pat, who has served as pastor of St. Joseph’s Church in Eldersburg for the past 10 years, will be part of the executive team of the Marianist Mission, which also includes Lisa Gooding, executive director of development, and Charles Smyser, operations chief. Fr. Pat also will serve as an advisor to the Province Development team, which includes staff in Dayton, Cupertino and St. Louis. Fr. Pat will commute to the Mission over the summer until his move to Dayton in October.
Fr. Pat’s other duties will include donor visits, staff enrichment programs on Marianist beliefs and history, daily prayer for donors and developing new ways to approach the Mission’s mail and phone activities. “I am honored to do this ministry after the fine examples of Frs. McCoy, Knuge and Mulligan and Bro. Ron Overman,” said Fr. Pat. “The Marianist Mission is about spiritual support as well as financial support.” Read more.
CALIFORNIA CELEBRATES SIX JUBILEES
Over 200 attended the jubilee celebration for six brothers at Queen of Apostles Parish in San Jose, Calif., on June 11. A reception followed at the Quinlan Center in Cupertino. Fr. Joe Lackner presided at the Mass and Fr. Dave Schuyler gave the homily. The honorees were Fr. William O’Connell (60 years, 50th sacerdotal), Bros. William McCall (50 years), Joseph Nu’uanu and Vincent Wayer (50 years), Fr. Thomas Hogan (60th sacerdotal) and Fr. John McEnhill (50th sacerdotal). Congratulations and prayers to the jubilarians!
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CHAPTER COMMISSION: SM CHALLENGES, ACTIONS
“Major Challenges and Actions for the Society of Mary” is the title of a recent communication from the preparatory commission for the 2006 General Chapter in Rome. After analyzing numerous responses from brothers regarding challenges faced by the Society of Mary and actions that need to be taken, the commission narrowed the challenges and actions to five each, prioritized by frequency of times mentioned (shown below). Read the summary of the challenges/actions.
GEN’L CHAPTER “BLOG” WILL KEEP BROTHERS INFORMED
Brothers will receive regular updates on the 33rd General Chapter in Rome by visiting a new blog* on the PORTAL. The brothers attending the General Chapter July 10 to July 30 will contribute to the blog. They are: (by right): Bro. Stephen Glodek and Fr. Jim Fitz; (elected): Fr. Joe Lackner, Bro. Mike O’Grady, Bro. Ray Fitz, Bro. Francisco González, Bro. Charles Johnson, Fr. Paul Marshall, Fr. Jack McGrath and Fr. Dave McGuigan. Brothers reading the blog will be able to post a comment to the journal entries from the Chapter participants. More information on the blog is forthcoming.
*A “blog” is short for Web log, a Web page that serves as a journal and is usually updated daily. A blog contains journal entries that are shown in reverse chronological order, and often there is a place for readers to comment on postings. Note: Because the SM PORTAL is password-protected, the blog is not searchable on the Internet.
MUSP STUDENTS TOUR UD
FROM THE OFFICE OF RELIGIOUS LIFE
PROVINCE REFLECTION GROUPS. After successful Province reflection group meetings earlier this year in Phoenix and Atlanta, Bro. Mike O’Grady, assistant for religious life, invites all brothers to participate in one of three upcoming gatherings to discuss visioning for the Province of the United States. Bros. Frank O'Donnell and Bill Bolts from the Chapter Structures Committee are helping coordinate the discussions scheduled for:
Please register as soon as possible by e-mailing Donna Tucker. If you’re considering the September meeting, please register by Aug. 15, 2006. (Note: To provide the widest participation and benefit, we will give priority to those who did not attend an earlier group in Phoenix or Atlanta, but ALL are encouraged to register.)
SPIRITUAL READING. Bro. Mike O’Grady also offers a list of books for spiritual reading that have been suggested by Marianist brothers over the past few months. Bro. John Campbell suggested the list. If you have additions to the list, e-mail Bro. Mike and we’ll include them in a future issue. Read the book list.
MARIANIST ONLINE “WISH LIST” LAUNCHED
Donors who wish to support Marianist ministries can now visit an online “Wish List” to direct their donations to everything from scholarships to computers to porridge for children in Africa. Visit the Province’s online Wish List at www.marianistmission.org/wishlist or www.marianist.com/supportus. According to Helena Strauch, Province development officer, online giving is the fastest growing means of donating, and the Wish List is an excellent supplement to existing fundraising efforts. To add your ministry to the Wish List, contact Helena at 937.222.4841, ext. 244 or email@example.com
MARIANISTS ATTEND NATIONAL HISPANIC YOUTH MEETING
Bros. Alfredo Chavez, Brian Halderman and Tobias Ferrar, Fr. George Onida, Aspirant Luis Gamboa and Marianist Volunteer Program coordinator Dan Richter attended the “First National Encuentro for Hispanic Youth and Young Adult Ministry” at Notre Dame University in South Bend, Ind., June 8 to June 11.
Over 2,000 Catholic leaders and youth attended the event, aimed at reaching out to young Hispanic Catholics and encouraging participation in the Church. The National Catholic Network de Pastoral Juvenil Hispana (La Red) and U.S. Catholic Conference of Bishops Committee sponsored the event. According to Bro. Brian, the team spoke with many individuals interested in religious life and gave out over 1,100 frisbees with the Marianist logo and Web site address.
LAY MARIANISTS ATTEND CONGRESS IN ROME
More than 300 people, representing more than 100 Catholic lay movements around the world, met in Rome May 31 to June 2 for the “Second World Congress of Ecclesial Movements and the New Communities,” sponsored by the Pontifical Council for the Laity. Representing the International Team of the International Organization of Marianist Lay Communities were Tony Garascia, president, Lorna Mueni (Africa delegate) and Ezequiel Reggiani (Latin America delegate). The congress participants were part of the 300,000 members of ecclesial movements and lay communities who met Pope Benedict in a special audience in St. Peter's Square June 3, the eve of Pentecost.
CHAMINADE UNIVERSITY HOSTS MUM MEETING
Fr. Jim Heft, professor of faith and culture and chancellor at the University of Dayton, was the keynote speaker at the 12th Annual Marianist Universities Meeting (MUM) held June 5 to June 8 at Chaminade University of Honolulu. Under the theme “Catholic Intellectual Tradition,” the program brought together members of the three Marianist universities to discuss topics pertinent to Catholics and Marianist education in the 21st century. Chaminade Rector Bro. Jerry Bommer and several members of the CUH staff coordinated the event attended by almost 100 administrators, faculty, staff, students and Province officials.
ZAMBIA TO ESTABLISH FORMATION COMMUNITY
SUMMER RETREATS AT TECABOCA
DEVELOPING REGIONS RECEIVE GRANTS
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE REPOSE OF THE SOUL OF . .
Bro. Fernand Bibeau (Region of Canada), 73, who died June 15, 2006, in Québec, Canada. May he rest in peace. Bro. Fernand’s obituary will appear in the next issue of FamilyOnline.
Bro. Alban Vollmar (Region on Switzerland), 68, who died June 14, 2006, in Zollikerberg, Switzerland. May he rest in peace. Bro. Alban’s obituary will appear in the next issue of FamilyOnline.
Bro. Raymond Bohyn (Province of France), 81, who died May 21, 2006, in Sucy-en-Brie, France. May he rest in peace. Read Bro. Raymond’s obituary.
Please pray also for Rita Cote, Stephen Glodek, Sr., Jane Kennealy, Josephine Knueven, Sr. Elizabeth Ann Metzger, CPPS, Myrtle Mueller, Eileen O’Boyle, Ella O’Shaughnessy, Mrs. Shula, and Peggy Marie Wiswall. Read more.
CHIHULY GLASS, MISSOURI BOTANICAL GARDEN, ST. LOUIS
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE HEALING OF . . .
Bro. Joseph Gaudet (Mercy Siena, Dayton), who is in serious condition at Miami Valley Hospital with pneumonia, an infection and a fever.
Bro. Joseph Mariscalco (Meyer Hall, Dayton), who had hip replacement surgery on June 19.
Fr. Joseph Priestley (Marianist Hall, Honolulu), who is undergoing care for heart problems.
Please pray also for Robert Davis, Paul Ernst, Dennis Haby, Elizabeth Judy, Sharon Kotnik, Casey Krings, and Ann Polka. Read more.
WHO'S DOING WHAT
OCEAN SPIRITUALITY FOR RETREATANTS
WE ARE, WHERE WE LIVE
The Cupertino Marianist Community includes Villa St. Joseph, San Juan and the Alcalde residence. Five brothers live in San Juan (former provincial office of the Pacific Province); three brothers live in the Alcalde residence; and 16 brothers live at Villa St. Joseph, the healthcare center. The brothers of the Cupertino community will move to the newly renovated Marianist Center in March 2007.
FROM THE SCHOOLS . . .
ARCHBISHOP MOELLER HIGH SCHOOL
MARIANIST LIFE SUMMER GATHERINGS
Brian Reavey, national coordinator for Marianist LIFE, announces two LIFE reunion gatherings July 21 to July 22 in Dayton and July 29 to July 30 in San Antonio. Find out more. In addition, members of the Marianist Family also are invited to attend these LIFE gatherings:
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CALIFORNIA
PROVINCE PUBLICATIONS WIN AWARDS
The Province Office of Communications announces that FamilyOnline and Alive Magazine have received the following awards:
OUR LADY OF VERDELAIS HOSTS WORLD DAY OF PRAYER
OUT AND ABOUT
Read the upcoming travel schedule of members of the Provincial staff in St. Louis.
CAPE MAY. Read the June 2006 issue of Beacon.com, the newsletter of the Marianist Family Retreat Center in Cape May Point, N.J.
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR. The Newman Catholic Center of Santa Cruz, Calif., is seeking a member of the Society of Mary (ordained preferably, but would consider a non-ordained member) for its Associate Director position. The Newman Catholic Center ministers to Catholic students at three universities. Read job description. For more information contact Bro. David Betz.
Please note that the Provincial Offices will be closed on Tuesday, July 4, in honor of the Independence Day holiday.
Limited supplies of the General Council Reports are available. Please contact Pat Stephens.
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POSING PELICAN, MONTEREY BAY, CALIF.
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